Center for Cultural Resources and Training, CCRT, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, has been working on the mandate to connect education with culture, across the country.
CCRT has designed its training programs to focus on the promotion and preservation of India’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage, literary heritage, art and folk/tribal culture (dance/music/painting) and handicraft traditions, with particular attention to multilingualism and multiculturalism, taking into account the recommendations of the NEP-2020. The CCRT has taken on the pioneering role of imparting the components recommended in the NEP-2020 in all of its training programmes. Teachers from all parts of the country participate in CCRT training programs and hence, its benefits reach the basic level. In CCRT training programs, teachers are encouraged to promote their local culture, including tribal art and culture during the regional presentation session. The CCRT also conducts lectures/demonstration sessions/practical classes on Indian Languages and Literature – Core of Indian Culture – Relevance of Multilingualism: With reference to NEP-2020.
Other academies of the Ministry of Culture have also provided the necessary material for artistic and cultural education according to the requests received from the Ministry of Public Education.
This response was given today by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of the North East Region Shri G Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha.